Global Oncology Pricing, Reimbursement & Access Lead Early Assets (m/f/x)

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Date: 17-Nov-2021

Location: All Europe, Europe, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In Europe, we focus on two areas: In the cardiovascular space, our strong portfolio of medicines reflects our long-standing commitment and shows that we care for every heartbeat; in oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information:


For our Global Oncology Market Access Team (GMAP) team located in the US (DSI) and in EU (DSE), we are looking for an


Global Oncology Pricing, Reimbursement & Access Lead Early Assets (m/f/x)

The position:

This person will lead the development of global pricing, reimbursement and access strategies for the Daiichi-Sankyo early-stage oncology assets, including both solid tumor & hematology assets and will be working cross-functionally with global, regional and country teams, including Pricing, Reimbursement and Access (PRA), Clinical development, HEOR, forecasting, pricing analytics, marketing and medical affairs.
He/she will be working with the New Product Planning team and provide the PRA assumptions for forecasting, in close collaboration with regions and key countries.
He/she will partner with RD to ensure requirements for successful market access are factored in the early development plans.


Roles and responsibilities:

Global Market Access and Pricing Strategy


  • Lead the development of pricing, reimbursement and access strategies working cross-functionally/regionally

  • Develop initial price assumptions and reimbursement & access strategy recommendations

  • Draft and establish price guidance in collaboration with top countries and regions, including design of a global launch sequence plan by collaborating cross-functionally 

  • Provide pricing input to key planning processes for Brand planning and portfolio review

  • Provides input to Clinical on trial design, endpoints and comparators to support optimal price, access and reimbursement

  • Enhance information exchange and best practice sharing across regions; drive adoption of pricing tools and resources

  • Ensure pricing inputs & assumptions are incorporated into the forecasting and strategic planning process

  • Monitor fast-changing competitive landscape and ensure insights factored in the PRA strategy


Evidence Generation & Synthesis


  • Collaborate cross-functionally to gather overview information of target indications including epidemiology, disease burden, unmet needs, cost of illness, and treatment patterns/pathways

  • Provide and maintain an in-depth understanding of changing pricing, reimbursement & access environment, processes, and policies of key global markets 

  • Conduct pricing &payer market research in collaboration with key markets/regions


Stakeholder Engagement


  • Partner with Regional and Global stakeholders to provide innovative PRA approaches 

  • Collaborate with Clinical (R&D) to ensure that Payer and KOL reimbursement requirements for key markets are included in the clinical trial / evidence generation plans 

  • Act as an ambassador to drive the access agenda with key stakeholders  

Personal skills and professional experience:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in economics, health policy, health economics, pharmaceutical sciences, medicines, or other relevant qualification

  • 7 or more years of progressive relevant experience acquired at pharmaceutical companies, Payer/HTA, physician associations or relevant consultancy companies in a multi-national context: cross- country experience or commensurate experience

  • Demonstrated experience with developing global pricing, reimbursement and access strategies

  • Having worked in oncology, preferably with multi-indication compounds as well as with early-stage compounds

  • Excellent understanding of the clinical development and life cycle of oncology medicines

  • Experience in collaboration with early assets teams, clinical development and forecasting teams 

  • Strong knowledge of major markets and their PRA and HTA policies: US and Global (at minimum, Europe), both private and government setting

  • Knowledge of pricing and reimbursement schemes in different areas of the world

  • Excellent knowledge of pricing market research tools, methodologies, and analytics

  • Good understanding of HEOR and RWE concepts

  • Ability to travel up to 30% (Domestic and international travel)

  • Ability to understand complex scientific concepts and simplify & synthesize for strategy development 

  • Strategic mindset, analytical and hands-on

  • Able to lead without authority and manage by influence

  • The ability to work well in a matrix team environment and independently

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and strong intercultural savviness 

  • Positive mindset and can-do attitude 

  • Able to role-model our core values: integrity, collaboration, commitment and courage

  • Strong process/project management skills

  • Strong business acumen & solution-oriented

  • Fluency in English


What we offer

Working at Daiichi Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.